The North Pacific, A True Exhibit of Washington Territory in 1880-1. The Field for Capital -- The Home for Laborers. WASHINGTON.

The North Pacific, A True Exhibit of Washington Territory in 1880-1. The Field for Capital -- The Home for Laborers

New Tacoma: M. L. Money, Book and Job Printers, 1881.

Early reissue (or second state) of the first edition, with the title page and text matching that of the first edition, but the front cover giving a publication date of 1881 instead of 1880 and "1880-1" substituted for "1880" in the title. 6 x 4 inches, 88 pp. Printed wraps are soiled and somewhat edgeworn, closed tear mended with tape on the inside of the rear wrapper, pages tanned, some pages unopened and others opened roughly, but a good, sound copy nonetheless.

A digest of descriptive information and statistics about climate, topography, principle industries, agricultural prospects, natural resources, transportation, and other useful information for prospective settlers of Washington Territory. The anonymous compilers acknowledge having "appropriated data from every reliable source" (including works by Elwood Evans, future Governor of the Territory, and Randolph Foster Radebaugh, publisher of the Tacoma Daily Ledger and Tacoma Daily Tribune) and note that "our purpose has not been to produce a literary work, but to present a true exhibit of Washington Territory, as seen by intelligent, disinterested, and reliable men." Fourteen copies of the original issue are to be found in OCLC, but only 4 with the added 1881 wrapper, as found here. Streeter 3272, Smith 7358 (1880 issue).

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